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Nov 7, 2019This week’s theme
Words originating in the hand
This week’s words
Band-Aid? You mean duct tape?
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Without using boxing gloves.
2. Rough; unrestrained by rules or scruples.
From bare, from Old English baer + knuckle, diminutive of Middle Low German knoke (bone). Earliest documented use: 1883.
“This will be bareknuckle brawl on the mountainside and the strongest, smartest rider will win.”
Lawrence Ostlere; Froome vs Thomas: Two Old Friends Set to Be Tested by Opposing Ambitions; The Independent (London, UK); Jul 24, 2018.
See more usage examples of bareknuckle in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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